- The EFCC has raised concerns over the numerous Facebook accounts impersonating its chairman, AbdulRasheed Bawa
- Despite the repeated disclaimers made by the anti-corruption agency over the issue, several fake accounts have continued to be created using Bawa’s name
- The EFCC advised the public to avoid interacting with the fake social media accounts to avoid the risk of falling victim to scam
FCT, Abuja - This Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has disclosed that its chairman, Abdulrasheed Bawa, has only one Facebook account.
The commission made the disclosure in a statement via Facebook on Sunday, June 6, when notifying the public about some fake accounts impersonating that of the EFCC chairman.
The anti-graft agency informed the public that @AbdulRasheed Bawa is the genuine Facebook account of the EFCC boss.
It urged Nigerians to ignore other accounts on the social media site.
Fake accounts were set up by fraudsters
EFCC published some of the Facebook pages used by impersonators.
‘’EFCC wishes to inform the public that the following Facebook Groups and accounts: ABDULRASHEED BAWA. (EFCC CHAIRMAN) Public group, EFCC-BOSS Abdulrasheed, bawa 1, @abdulrasheed bawa, @Abdulrasheed Yahaya Bawa and @ Abdulrasheed Bawa purportedly belonging to the Executive Chairman of the Commission, Mr. Abdulrasheed Bawa are fake.''
The commission stated that it decided to update the public about the fake accounts to prevent anyone from being deceived by the imposters.
Meanwhile, Samuel Ortom, the governor of Benue state, has claimed that some governors and other members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) joined the All Progressives Congress (APC) because they are scared of the prosecution by the EFCC.
Leadership newspaper reported that the governor made the allegation during an interview with newsmen at the Makurdi Airport while returning from a trip to Oyo state where he visited Governor Seyi Makinde to commission his projects.
He expressed confidence that the defections would not have any adverse effect on the fortunes of the opposition party, New Telegraph also reported.
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